Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Gummy Bear Wave Machines

We had a blast with transition year students, from all over Cork last week, building these gummy bear wave machines. This just goes to show that Physics can be fascinating and delicious!          

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Dr. Patrick McCarthy’s Final Lecture

Congrats to Dr. Patrick McCarthy who gave his final lecture today. Nuclear and Particle Physics won’t be the same without you!

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Best publication of the year award

Big congrats to our own Killian Long for winning the best publication of the year award!  

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‘Careers in Industrial Physics’ Seminar Highlights

  A fantastic seminar given by Micheal O’Gorman and Áine Davis about Careers in Industrial Physics. With a bachelors in Electrical Engineering, a Masters in Applied Physics and a PhD in Plasma Physics from UCC, Micheal O’Gorman came armed with a good understanding of how Physicists and Engineers need to work together to solve industrial issues. Áine […]

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FameLab Cork 2019

Last night local scientists and science enthusiasts battled it out in the Cork heat of FameLab. FameLab is the world’s leading science communication competition. It is designed to inspire, motivate and develop scientists and engineers to actively engage with the public and last night it achieved exactly that. With only three minutes the contestant managed to […]

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